Optical Properties
of Conics

This page is a sub-page of our page on Geometric Optics.

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Related KMR-pages:

2D Geometric Optics:
Conics = Conic Sections
Evolutes and Involutes
Parallel Curves
Caustics

3D Geometric Optics:
Quadrics
Optical Properties of Quadrics
Focal Surfaces

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Other related sources of information:

Appolonius of Perga
Diocles
The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Curves, by David Wells,
ISBN 0-14-011813-6.

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The interactive simulations on this page can be navigated with the Free Viewer
of the Graphing Calculator.

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Ellipse – Focal Ray Reflect:

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Ellipse – Focal Wave Reflect:

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Ellipse – Focal Wave/Ray Reflect:

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Hyperbola – Focal Ray Reflect:

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Hyperbola – Focal Wave Reflect:

The interactive simulation that created this movie.

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Hyperbola – Focal Wave/Ray Reflect:

The interactive simulation that created this movie.

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Parabola – Focal Ray Reflect:

The interactive simulation that created this movie.

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Parabola – Reflect to Focus:

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